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SEL in the Classroom: Educator Resources


Welcome to our SEL in the classroom website. It is a work in progress and we need your help/feedback. Please let us know what you find helpful, any suggestions for improving the user experience, and additional resources you think would be good additions. You can upload feedback and additional resources on this document.


What is Social and Emotional Learning?

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.

SEL advances educational equity and excellence through authentic school-family-community partnerships to establish learning environments and experiences that feature trusting and collaborative relationships, rigorous and meaningful curriculum and instruction, and ongoing evaluation. SEL can help address various forms of inequity and empower young people and adults to co-create thriving schools and contribute to safe, healthy, and just communities.

Source: The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

SEL Benchmarks

In order to "increase the likelihood that students will receive better instruction in Social Emotional Learning (SEL), experience improved school connectedness, and become better learners, the School Climate and Student Engagement Workgroup of the New York State Safe Schools Task Force developed these SEL benchmarks for schools.

Adult SEL Videos